Cosplaying isn’t just a fashion statement; the pastime also helps its participants embody the characters they love and do their best to assume the traits they admire, like bravery or kindness.
In the second episode of the final season of Game of Thrones, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” winter has come, and with it, an army the undead. Jon Snow has devised a battle plan to defend Winterfell, and ultimately the realms of men. So what does a …
Big data takes a seat at the (dining) table.
Rogue One isn’t just a Star Wars story. It’s an information security story.
Hardboiled detective fiction + sci-fi/fantasy = a walk down the mean streets of sci-fi/fantasy.
If one of your buddies tends to win on board game night and has some epic leaderboard scores, watch out for that guy. I’m not saying he could be a cheater: Science is. It turns out that winners are more likely to cheat at games than people who lose. Ultimately, they feel they deserve to […]
Why “Heaven Sent” is one of the best episodes of Doctor Who ever made and has reinvented the series.
A few months ago, I was so horrified at the science in Prometheus that I interviewed scientists, experts in the fields that were portrayed in the Ridley Scott film. After asking them some frankly leading questions, they confirmed that the science was deeply unscientific.
Sci-fi movies and TV are FILLED with lies—and we don’t just mean the ones that Kirk told to get some of those green-skinned women into bed. No, we mean the kind of lies with devastating results and entire worlds at stake. (Sci-fi is epic that way.) Here are some of the biggest whoppers told on-screen, plus a few more subtle ones.